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Mike Rae
No. 15     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1951-07-26) July 26, 1951 (age 70)
Place of birth: Long Beach, California
Career information
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1973 / Round: 8 / Pick: 205
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Oakland Raiders (1976–1977)
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl champion (XI)
Stats at
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Michael John Rae (born July 26, 1951) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League.

Early life

Rae attended and played high school football at Lakewood High School.

College career

Rae played college football at the University of Southern California. In 1972 Rae was at the helm as the Trojans went undefeated to a Rose Bowl win en route to the National Championship.[1]

  • 1970: 20/45 for 331 yards with 4 TD and 1 INT.[2]
  • 1971: 38/79 for 599 yards with 7 TD and 4 INT.
  • 1972: 114/199 for 1754 yards with 5 TD and 12 INT. 82 carries for 247 yards and 5 TD.

Professional career

Rae played for the Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins between 1976 and 1981. He played previously for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[3] Rae also shared quarterback duties with former UCLA quarterback Tom Ramsey during the inaugural season of the L.A. Express of the United States Football League (USFL) in 1983.[4]


Since 2008, Rae has been the men's golf coach at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California.[5]


  1. Jenkins, Dan. "No Doubt About Who's Champ". Sports Illustrated, January 8, 1973. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
  3. Ottawa Citizen. "Big Z's boot is cold and so are the Argos". September 2, 1975, p. 21. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
  4. Associated Press. "Express Trade Ramsey". Ocala Star-Banner, March 30, 1984, p. 3C. Retrieved on May 8, 2013.
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-06-27.